About Us

Welcome to Derryaun Crafts, Drummin, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland.

098 21888

                          To my valued workshop customers...


After 14 years of hosting enjoyable and successful workshops at Derryaun Crafts, I have now decided that the time has come for me to focus on my own art and craft. I regret to say I will no longer be holding workshops from my studio. Many thanks to you all for your support and friendship over the years. If anyone would like to visit my studio you will be most welcome!


                                   Please phone to make an appointment.


     Derryaun Crafts is situated in the idyllic surroundings of County Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland.

Sheefry House, Derryaun is a tastefully restored, stone-built farm cottage in an idyllic rural setting only 9 miles south of the thriving town of Westport, Co Mayo surrounded by the Partry and Sheefry Mountains and Croagh Patrick, Ireland's ''Holy Mountain"

     Derryaun Crafts new studio interiorDerryaun, Westport, Co. Mayo




A word about The Quay Gallery....


The Quay Gallery...was opened in May 2014 by myself and 2 like-minded minded artists, Sue Basler and Victoria Foutz, we wanted to showcase our work and that of others in a new setting where art meets craft and boundaries dissolve. The gallery is an interactive space where you can meet the maker, see work in progress and buy beautiful and unique handcrafted pieces. If you are in the area, we would love to see you!

                                                    The Quay Gallery is situated on The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo.

                                                                           Autumn/winter opening hours -

                                             Wednesday to Saturday 11.00am - 6pm, Sunday 12 noon - 6pm

                                                                        Phone 098 21888 or 087 717 6226



Images from The Quay Gallery....





On-line Shopping..... please click the gallery button, where you can purchase prints, greetings cards and limited edition prints.


I have a collection of framed textile art originals that can be viewed in my studio Gallery and The Quay Gallery, Leaping Lizard, Bridge St. Westport, Glass Studio, Spiddal Craft Village, Co. Galway, Dubrays Book Shop, Galway, Art House, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal, Cowley Gallery, Derry City, Artist's Gift Gallery, The Design House, Dublin



Glass bead making....I have also been busy making glass beads, this is the process…..Using a propane and oxygen torch a glass rod is heated to a molten state and then wrapped around a steel mandrel. By rotating the mandrel gravity forms a round bead. Surface decoration is then applied using coloured glass. When the bead is completed it is put in a kiln to anneal – this is an essential part of the process to make the bead strong and durable. Each bead is unique and a work of art in its own right.